Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: Retreating snowpack is a threat to Colorado skiing, and to Colorado brewing

A professional skier and the CEO of a brewery might seem like an unlikely pair to co-author a plea to our elected representatives. But skiing and brewing each rely on healthy snowfall, thriving natural ecosystems, and abundant clean water – whether it’s the snowpack Connor needs to explore the backcountry or the snowmelt New Belgium […]

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Craft beer is at a “precipice.” Colorado can relate after Boulder Beer closure and New Belgium sale.

BRECKENRIDGE — A beer festival, by its nature, is festive. And the 20th edition of the Big Beers festival that attracted many of the nation’s best brewers to Breckenridge was no exception. This year, however, the mood seemed less merry. In between sips of barrel-aged stouts, blended sours and boozy barleywines, the conversation at the […]

Posted inBusiness, Education, Growth, News, Technology

Colorado’s newest billion-dollar B Corp is part of a movement to make a social impact — and profits

Fast-growing Guild Education figured out how to help more than 400,000 service workers take college classes — and get their employers to pay for them. It’s no wonder that investors have been drawn to the profitable-ish business model and a nearly unlimited number of potential users. Last week, investors led by General Catalyst managing director […]

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The end of 3.2 beer in Colorado: What to know about the law taking effect Jan. 1, 2019

Starting Jan. 1, you can buy full-strength beer at grocery and convenience stores in Colorado for the first time. The change is part of an overhaul approved by state lawmakers in 2016 to update the state’s alcohol laws from the Prohibition-era standards. “I jokingly say this, but it’s last call for 3.2 beer,” said Kris […]